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Education and Experience

Licensed

  • Colorado, October 2012, District of Colorado

Awards

  • Firm Achievement Award, Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Achievement Award 2015-2016
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition for Outstanding Service to the U.S. District Court of Colorado's Civil Pro Bono Panel
  • New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition Region XI, Best Brief Award, First Place
  • Public Service Pledge Program Award

Prior Legal Employment & Experience

  • Clerk, Colorado Supreme Court (Aug '13 - Jul '14)
  • Clerk, Colorado Court of Appeals (Aug '12 - Jul '13)
  • Intern, US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (Jan - Jul '12)
  • Intern, ADF Blackstone Legal Fellowship (Jun - Aug '11)
  • Extern, Denver District Court (Jan - Apr '11)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado Law School (Aug '10 - May '11)
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee (May - Jul '10)
  • Invest in Kids (Nov '06 - Jul '09)

Education & Training

  • University of Colorado Law School
    • Juris Doctor 2012
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean’s List: Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
  • Johnson & Wales University, Denver, COSumma cum laude
    • Bachelor of Science, Marketing (May 2007)
    • Bachelor of Science, Management (Feb 2007)
    • Associate in Science, Fashion Merchandising (May 2005)
    • University Honors Scholar
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Depositions Skills Program, December 2015

Publications & Public Speaking

  • "Peace at Work": Balancing Religious Exercise Rights of Employers and Employees," The Colorado Lawyer, June 2015 (with Theresa Sidebotham)
  • "On Appeal? Process, Pointers, and Pitfalls for the Non-Appellate Attorney," Continuing Legal Education Seminar, February and March 2016 (with Theresa Sidebotham)

Jessica's Personal Background

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